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NKU has seen an increase in students struggling with mental health issues, including substance abuse, since this semester began, according to NKUs Health, Counseling and Student Wellness.

Mental health, substance abuse concerns rise during the pandemic

Cody Howard, Contributor December 9, 2020

The international spread of the COVID-19 virus has unfortunately brought harm to many physically, but what’s often overlooked are the mental health issues brought about by the pandemic, which can be...

Lucas Administrative Building seen from lawn in front of Griffin Hall.

Administration plans change following Floyd death

Chief Diversity Officer and Campus Police find a way to make the campus better
Josh Kelly, Managing Editor June 10, 2020

While the streets of Cincinnati’s downtown fill with the voices asking for a change in the systemic racism against Black people, NKU administration debates how they can help their Black students. “It...

Officer Dewayne Cox (in car) and Officer Autumn Ruehl (on bike) with Detective Bobby Pate in the background.

Patrolling campus during a pandemic: how officers are staying safe

Essential workers on campus, such as police officers, still report to their jobs
Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor May 8, 2020

Latex gloves. Lysol-scented office space. Lonely patrols.  While COVID-19 has initiated a wave of work-from-home orders, some positions still require boots on the ground. For university police officers,...

Preparing BB&T Arena: the game plan before the game

Kaycee Sloan, Reporter February 27, 2020

As March Madness approaches, fans are packing BB&T Arena. Keeping fans safe is the main concern of security staff at BB&T Arena, according to Erik Jones, guest services and event coordinator.  In...

The main objective of camera implementation is to “facilitate transparency … enhance service to the community by accurately documenting events, actions, conditions and statements made during citizen interactions, traffic stops, arrests and other incidents, according to NKU Police BWC Policy.

NKU police implement body-worn cameras

After receiving a grant from the Department of Justice, NKU PD now equip its officers with body-worn cameras
Kyle Wade, Contributor October 23, 2019

In 2018, 992 people were shot and killed by police. As of this year, another 717 have lost their lives to fatal force, according to The Washington Post. While some police departments move away from body...

Graffiti stairwell: proposed plans to paint over

Graffiti stairwell: proposed plans to paint over

SOTA explores ways to promote self-expression and creativity while eliminating vandalism
Kyle Wade, Contributor September 16, 2019

It’s back to the drawing board for the faculty of School of the Arts as they continue to pursue solutions to promote self-expression, not vandalism. The Fine Arts Building’s graffiti stairwell is...

Will Title IX change?

Will Title IX change?

How new guidelines could revamp gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment reporting at universities
Josh Goad, Assistant New Editor February 13, 2019

Title IX was a part of the Education Amendments of 1972 and has since become an integral part of the way education works in America. This major piece of legislation states: “No person in the United States...

How does the university handle reports of sexual assault?

How does the university handle reports of sexual assault?

Abby Anstead , Asst. Managing Editor January 18, 2017

“What do you need?” Ann James, deputy Title IX coordinator for students, said that’s the first thing she asks students when they report an instance of sexual assault. “The first thing I do is,...

John Gaffin was named chief of NKU police Monday.

From student to chief: Gaffin to lead NKU police

Matt Sexton, Editor-in-chief December 19, 2016

Updated 12/19/2016 5:00 p.m. | Originally posted 12/19/2016 11:55 a.m. HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Kentucky -- John Gaffin’s NKU experience has come full circle. Once an undergraduate student, Gaffin was named...

Danielle Moore, the assistant manager of the NKU branch of US Bank hopes students will heed the banks warnings about check fraud.

Students fall prey to scammers, check fraud

NKU US Bank sees $30K in check fraud since 2015
Matt Sexton, Managing Editor October 31, 2016

Danielle Moore has heard NKU students swear to her they would never fall for a scam. “They say, ‘I’m too smart for that,’” Moore said. “The students say, ‘I would never fall for that.’...

Interim chief leads NKU police as search begins for top spot

Interim chief leads NKU police as search begins for top spot

Matt Sexton , Managing Editor August 28, 2016

Nearly a month after the abrupt resignation of NKU’s Police Chief, the man tabbed as his interim replacement is still working for two.Lieutenant John Gaffin saw his workload double when he was selected...

Former Police Chief Leslie Kachurek goes over information with his staff. Kachurek announced his resignation  in June.

How the University Police Department is changing

Abby Anstead , Editor-in-Chief August 11, 2016

In the midst of a national search for the Chief of Police position the NKU Police Department will undergo some changes. In a campus-wide email, President Geoffrey Mearns announced on July 27 that Lt. John...

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